CSWEP Paper Sessions for ASSA Annual Meeting


Sessions at 2025 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting: January 3-5, 2025 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
San Francisco, CA - Hilton San Francisco
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

CSWEP invites abstract submissions for paper presentations at seven CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2025 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Three sessions will focus on Gender in the Economics Profession, Gender in the Economy, and Gender in the Developing Countries. 
We are planning two sessions on Demography (J1, J3, J6, J7) with a focus on gender and race disparities and social policy.  Among the topics of interest are the effect of migration on labor market outcomes; differential effects of recessions on women, minorities, and immigrants; demographic shifts and social policy response; fertility and reproductive control, and the differential impact of education and education policy by race and gender in the short and long run. We welcome papers using a variety of methodologies, both theoretical and applied approaches. The decision to sponsor particular sessions will depend on the number and quality of submissions received. 
We are also planning two sessions on Fiscal Policy and Public Finance (H2, H3, H5, H6) with a focus on the post-pandemic landscape.  Among the topics of interest are the historically high level of federal debt to GDP and its implications for macroeconomic stability and growth, recent attempts to use fiscal policy to promote industrial policy (for instance in promoting the green transition and the onshoring of high-tech production), and the social safety net. We welcome papers using a variety of methodologies, and both macro and micro approaches. The decision to sponsor particular sessions will depend on the number and quality of submissions received.

CSWEP's primary intention in organizing these sessions is to create an opportunity for junior women to present papers at the meetings, and to provide an opportunity to meet with and receive feedback from leading economists in their field. For this reason, the presenting author of each paper should be a junior woman. The term junior woman usually refers to anyone identifying as a woman or nonbinary who is untenured, or who has received a PhD less than seven years ago but could also refer to a woman who has not yet presented papers widely. There are no restrictions on the gender or seniority of coauthors. There are two exceptions to the requirement that the presenting author be a junior woman – the gender-related sessions are open to all junior economists, and potential sessions on gender in the economics profession are open to all. 
The organizers of the AEA sessions will select a subset of the presented papers for publication in the 2025 AEA Papers & Proceedings. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their papers for publication consideration in December 2024.
In addition to individual paper submissions, complete session proposals may be submitted, but the papers in the session proposal will be considered individually. Duplication of paper presentation at multiple AEA sessions is not permitted; therefore, authors will be expected to notify CSWEP immediately and withdraw their abstract if their paper is accepted for a non-CSWEP session at the 2025 AEA/ASSA Meeting. Similarly, authors whose paper is accepted to a 2025 CSWEP session will be expected to withdraw it from consideration by any other organization at the same meetings.
The deadline for submission is March 15, 2024.
To have research considered for the CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2025 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting, the Correspondence Author must (1) complete the online submission form and (2) send the abstract to 2025_CS.wddxbx7uw9vfauxs@u.box.com.

The application form will ask for the following information:

1. Indication of submission to one of the sessions:
(*Note that all applications submitted to the "Economics of Gender in the Economics Profession" will automatically be considered for the Gender-related Topics as well.)

      • Gender in the Economics Profession
      • Gender in the Economy
      • Gender in Developing Countries
      • Demography
      • Fiscal Policy and Public Finance 

2. Indication of a single abstract submission or a complete session submission.
3. The Name, Title, Affiliation, and Email for the correspondence author or session organizer.
4. Name(s), Title(s), Affiliation(s), and Email address(es) for any coauthor(s) or for each corresponding author in a complete session submission.


The abstract should be a PDF document, not exceeding two pages in length, double-spaced, with a maximum of 650 words (not including references). It is crucial you save your PDF with the following format, “Corresponding Author Last Name-First Name Abstract Title.” 
The abstract should contain details on motivation, contribution, methodology, and data (if applicable); and be clearly identified with the author(s) name(s). Completed papers may be sent but may not substitute for an abstract of the appropriate length.

Questions can be addressed to Kristine Etter, Committee Coordinator, info@cswep.org.